- Getting Started
- Graduate Planning
- Workforce Planning
- Post-BA Apprenticeship Program
- Life After Your Degree (LifeAYD)
Whether your next move is Grad school or the workforce, at Career Planning Service (CaPS), you’ll find numerous centralized resources for exploring, planning, and moving forward on your next steps after graduation. In this section you will find links to relevant resources available at Career Planning Service as well as to the Arts Internship Office to help you better connect what you’re doing today with what you want to be doing next, and over time.
myFuture is an online platform that allows students to:
- search and apply for jobs (summer, full-time, part-time) & internships/coops;
- upload documents such as cover letters, resumes and transcripts;
- access numerous resources for your job search & career exploration;
- participate in on-campus recruitment; sign up for interviews with employers;
- register for events (workshops, info sessions, networking events, career fairs);
- view employer profiles; and
- view announcements and create search agents
Learning to Network
With upwards of 80% of career opportunities only advertised through informal channels, networking is an essential part of your lifelong career development. To network well however, is a skill that takes time and practice. At CaPS you'll find helpful information about expanding your network, as well as an entire Career Development Workshop focused just on helping you to better develop this key skill. Register on myFuture for networking events and student-led networking workshops happening throughout the year. You are strongly encouraged to take every opportunity during your undergrad to develop this part of your professional toolkit.
10,000 Coffees - Networking with Alumni
The McGill alumni network boasts over 250,000 members living in more than 180 countries.
That means you have the potential to discover thousands of people with fascinating and relevant career and life experiences on McGillConnect. Whether you’re looking for proven advice, industry-specific inspiration, local business partners, or a friendly conversation in a new neighbourhood, you’re sure to find it here. McGillConnect is your gateway to finding and building connections.
Program for the Advancement of Career Exploration (PACE) is designed to help you make decisions about your field of study and/or career options. This four workshop series includes vocational testing and a complete self-assessment. Upon completion of PACE you will be able to understand your personality type, identify your skills, interests and values, and how they relate to various occupations.The
McGill Mentor Program is designed to connect students with alumni, allowing them the opportunity to gain valuable experience and advice for career development. Each Mentor/Mentee match is approximately 4 months and is not intended as a job placement service for students, but rather is offered as a tool for students seeking career path advice from successful and experienced McGill alumni.The
Arts internship is a short-term, hands-on, supervised work experience with a professional organization. It is an excellent opportunity to broaden your understanding of a chosen field by applying the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired in the classroom to real world problems.An
Consider these results from the Arts Internship Program Alumni Survey about the benefits of internship experiences in career planning:
My internship helped me make decisions regarding my career or educational path:
My internship afforded me with transferable skills that have helped me in my professional and academic pursuits:
- Advice and resources to help you determine on whether grad school is right for you.
- Links to find a graduate school program, admission stats and school rankings.
- Links to dates and locations for standardized tests (GRE, TOEFL, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT)
- Internal and external sources to finance your studies.
- Resources to help you write an impressive personal statement, a letter of intent or a biographical sketch.
- Understand the difference between a letter of recommendation and a letter of reference, and from whom to ask for one.
Applying to Grad School?
By attending this workshop, students will be able to:
1) Identify the process and application components of applying to grad school.
2) Describe how to research potential schools and programs they would like to apply to.
3) Use the general tips provided to enhance their future applications.
Scholarships for McGill University graduates
James McGill, the founder of McGill University, studied at the University of Glasgow in the 1750s during the height of the Scottish Enlightenment. The two universities have maintained strong and enduring connections over the past two and a half centuries. There are more than 100 Canadian students currently studying at the University of Glasgow, adding greatly to campus life and the student experience. For more information please visit the University of Glasgow website.
At CaPS you will find within "Job Search Skills:"
- Useful guides and resources to help you write an effective C.V. (or resume) and cover letter
- Information on how to prepare for a job interview and interview tests
- Information to help learn how to making connections with professionals and alumni in your field
- Access to salary survey report and resources to find average wage in your industry.
- Resources to improve your job search skills.
How-To Guides are also available on the CaPS website:
Career Development Workshops
Take advantage of these Career Development Workshops offered through CaPS!
- Build your Job Search Tools
- Discover the Hidden Job Market
- Perfect your Professional Image
- Practice your Networking
- Practice your Interviewing
- Practice Case Interviewing
For a full listing of workshops currently offered, their dates and times, and to RSVP, please log-in into myFuture and click on the 'Events' tab.
Post B.A. Apprenticeship Program
The Post B.A. Apprenticeship Program helps support a new B.A. graduate’s professional success during the launch of their career. By connecting recent graduates with employment opportunities from professionally established Arts Alumni, the Post B.A. Apprenticeship Program fosters and facilitates the strength of our inter-generational community through connection, collaboration and the demonstrated success of what a McGill Arts graduate can do with a B.A.
How Does It Work?
The Post B.A. Apprenticeship Program is a 9-12 months, McGill Alumni-sponsored, employment opportunity, available to new B.A. graduates who have demonstrated their engagement in personal and professional development by completing one or more of the following during their undergrad:
- Career Development Workshops (3/6) (offered through CaPS)
- P.A.C.E. (offered through CaPS and/or Counselling Service)
- McGill Mentor Program (offered through CaPS)
- Internship Workshop: Success in a Professional Environment (offered by Yes through ION or AIO)
To find Post B.A. Apprenticeship Program opportunities, please log into myFuture and search for opportunities posted under the Employer Name: Post B.A. Apprenticeship Program.
Life After Your Degree (LifeAYD) is a series of events focused on providing McGill students with life transition and career skills to help them following graduation. The program provides workshops, events and other resources to McGill students planning for life post-graduation.